Amazon Has Launched A Cashier-Free Convenience Store
No lines, no registers, just grab – and go
What is Amazon Go?
Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. They have created the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line. With their Just Walk Out Shopping experience, simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the products you want, and go! No lines, no checkout. (No, seriously.)
How does Amazon Go work?
Their checkout-free shopping experience is made possible by the same types of technologies used in self-driving cars: computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning. Their Just Walk Out technology automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When you’re done shopping, you can just leave the store. Shortly after, we’ll charge your Amazon account and send you a receipt.
So I can just shop normally?
Yes! Just browse and shop like you would at any other store. Then you’re on your way. No lines, no checkout.
What can I buy at Amazon Go?
On offer are delicious ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options made fresh every day by our on-site chefs and favorite local kitchens and bakeries. The selection of grocery essentials ranges from staples like bread and milk to artisan cheeses and locally made chocolates. You’ll find well-known brands Amazon loves, plus special finds they’re excited to introduce to customers. For a quick home-cooked dinner, pick up one of the chef-designed Amazon Meal Kits, with all the ingredients you need to make a meal for two in about 30 minutes.
The store is currently being tested on Amazon employees only and will open to the public in 2017.